~Raymond Hatton~

Born: July 7, 1887 in Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Died: October 21, 1971 in Palmdale, California, USA
~Biography~
Looking for all the world like a beardless Rumpelstiltskin, actor Raymond Hatton utilized his
offbeat facial features and gift for mimicry in vaudeville, where he appeared from the age of 12
onward. In films from 1914, Hatton was starred or co-starred in several of the early Cecil B. DeMille
productions, notably The Whispering Chorus (1917), in which the actor delivered a bravura
performance as a man arrested for murdering himself. Though he played a vast array of characters
in the late teens and early 1920s, by 1926 Hatton had settled into rubeish character roles. He was
teamed with Wallace Beery in several popular Paramount comedies of the late silent era, notably
Behind the Front (1926) and Now We're in the Air (1927). Curiously, while Beery's career
skyrocketed in the 1930s, Hatton's stardom diminished, though he was every bit as talented as his
former partner. In the 1930s and 1940s, Hatton showed up as comic sidekick to such western stars
as Johnny Mack Brown and Bob Livingston. He was usually cast as a grizzled old desert rat, even
when (as in the case of the "Rough Riders" series with Buck Jones and Tim McCoy) he happened to
be younger than the nominal leading man. Raymond Hatton continued to act into the 1960s,
showing up on such TV series as The Abbott and Costello Show and Superman and in several
American-International quickies. Raymond Hatton's last screen appearance was as the old man
collecting bottles along the highway in Richard Brooks' In Cold Blood (1967).

Biography by Hal Erickson of Allmovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
The Mighty (1929) .... Dogey Franks
Dear Vivian (1929)
When Caesar Ran a Newspaper (1929) .... Caesar
Trent's Last Case (1929) .... Joshua Cupples
The Office Scandal (1929) .... Pearson, the City Editor
The Big Killing (1928) .... Deadeye Dan
Partners in Crime (1928) .... 'Scoop' McGee, The Reporter
Wife Savers (1928) .... Rodney Ramsbottom
Now We're in the Air (1927) .... Ray
Fireman, Save My Child (1927) .... Sam
Two Flaming Youths (1927) (uncredited) .... Himself (as Beery and Hatton)
Fashions for Women (1927) .... Sam Dupont
We're in the Navy Now (1926) .... 'Stinky' Smith
Forlorn River (1926) .... Arizona Pete
Born to the West (1926) .... Jim Fallon
Silence (1926/I) .... Harry Silvers
Behind the Front (1926) .... Shorty McKee
Lord Jim (1925) .... Cornelius
A Son of His Father (1925) .... Charlie Grey
In the Name of Love (1925) .... Marquis de Beausant
Adventure (1925) .... Raff
The Thundering Herd (1925) .... Jude Pilchuk
... aka "In the Days of the Thundering Herd" - USA (alternative title)
Contraband (1925) .... Launcelot Bangs
The Top of the World (1925) .... Captain Preston
The Devil's Cargo (1925) .... Mate
Tomorrow's Love (1925) .... Brown
The Mine with the Iron Door (1924) .... The Lizard
Cornered (1924) .... Nick, the Dope
The Fighting American (1924) .... Denny Daynes and Po-Hsing-Chien
Triumph (1924) .... A Tramp
True As Steel (1924) .... Great Grandfather
Half-a-Dollar Bill (1924) .... Noodles (the cook)
Big Brother (1923) .... Cokey Joe Miller
Enemies of Children (1923)
The Virginian (1923) .... Shorty
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923/I) .... Gringoire
Barefoot Boy (1923) .... Deacon Holloway
Three Wise Fools (1923) .... Young Gaunt
A Man of Action (1923) .... Harry Hopwood
Trimmed in Scarlet (1923) .... Mr. Kipp
The Tie That Binds (1923) .... Hiram Foster
Java Head (1923) .... Edward Dunsack
The Hottentot (1922) .... Swift
Ebb Tide (1922) .... J.L. Huish
To Have and to Hold (1922) .... King James I
Pink Gods (1922) .... Jim Wingate
Manslaughter (1922) .... Brown
His Back Against the Wall (1922) .... Jeremy Dice
Head Over Heels (1922) .... Pepper
At Bay (1922)
Doubling for Romeo (1921) .... Steve Woods / Paris
All's Fair in Love (1921) .... Craigh Randolph
Pilgrims of the Night (1921) .... Le Blun
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) (uncredited) .... Great Blatsky - Violin teacher
The Ace of Hearts (1921) .... The Menace
Salvage (1921) .... The Cripple
Peck's Bad Boy (1921) .... Buddy's Father (Grocer)
The Betrayer (1921)
The Concert (1921) .... Dr. Hart
Bunty Pulls the Strings (1921) .... Weelum
The Fast Freight (1921)
Officer 666 (1920) .... Whitney Barnes
Stop Thief (1920) .... James Cluney
Jes' Call Me Jim (1920) .... Paul Benedict
The Sea Wolf (1920) .... Thomas Mugridge, the Cook
The Dancin' Fool (1920) .... Enoch Jones
Young Mrs. Winthrop (1920) .... Nick Jones
Everywoman (1919) .... Flattery
Male and Female (1919) .... Honorable Ernest 'Ernie' Wolley
The Love Burglar (1919) .... Parson Smith
A Daughter of the Wolf (1919) .... Doc
Secret Service (1919) .... Lieutenant Howard Varney
You're Fired (1919) .... Orchestra Leader
For Better, for Worse (1919) .... Bud
Johnny Get Your Gun (1919) .... Milton C. Milton
Experimental Marriage (1919) (as Raymond W. Hatton) .... Arthur Barnard
The Poor Boob (1919) .... Stephen Douglas
Maggie Pepper (1919) .... Jake Rothschild
Don't Change Your Husband (1919) (uncredited) .... Croupier at Gambling Club
The Dub (1919) .... Phineas Driggs
Arizona (1918) .... Tony
The Source (1918) .... Pop Sprowl
The Geaser of Berlin (1918)
... aka "The Geezer of Berlin" - USA (alternative title)
Less Than Kin (1918) .... James Emmons
Sandy (1918) .... Ricks Wilson
We Can't Have Everything (1918) .... Marquis Of Strathdene
The Firefly of France (1918) .... The Firefly
Old Wives for New (1918) (uncredited) .... Beautician
The Whispering Chorus (1918) .... John Tremble
One More American (1918) .... Bump Rundle
... aka "The Land of the Free" - USA (informal English alternative title)
Jules of the Strong Heart (1918) .... Ted Kendall
The Devil-Stone (1917)
Nan of Music Mountain (1917) .... Logan
The Secret Game (1917) .... Mrs. Harris
The Woman God Forgot (1917) .... Montezuma
Hashimura Togo (1917) .... Reporter
The Crystal Gazer (1917) .... Phil Mannering
The Squaw Man's Son (1917) .... Storekeeper
What Money Can't Buy (1917) .... King Stephen III
The Little American (1917) .... Count Jules De Destin
A Romance of the Redwoods (1917) .... Dick Roland
The American Consul (1917) (as Raymond Hattan) .... President Cavillo
Joan the Woman (1916) .... Charles VII
Oliver Twist (1916) .... The Artful Dodger
The Lash (1916) .... Mr. Crawdon
The Honorable Friend (1916) .... Kayosho
Public Opinion (1916) .... Smith
The Sowers (1916) .... The Peddler
To Have and to Hold (1916) .... Nicolo
Tennessee's Pardner (1916) .... Gewilliker Hay
The Golden Chance (1915) .... Jimmy The Rat
Temptation (1915) .... Baron Cheurial
The Immigrant (1915) .... Munsing, Harding's secretary
The Cheat (1915) (uncredited) .... Courtroom Spectator
The Unknown (1915) .... Second Private
Chimmie Fadden Out West (1915) .... Larry
Armstrong's Wife (1915) .... Runner
Carmen (1915/I) (uncredited) .... Spectator at Bullfight
Blackbirds (1915) .... Hawke, Jr.
The Case of Becky (1915) (uncredited) .... Department Store Manager
Kindling (1915) .... Steve Bates
Chimmie Fadden (1915) .... Larry, His Brother
The Arab (1915) .... Mysterious Messenger
The Wild Goose Chase (1915) .... Mr. Wright
The Woman (1915) .... Secretary
The Captive (1915) (uncredited) .... Turkish Soldier
The Unafraid (1915) .... Bosnian Valet  ... aka "The Unexpected" - USA (review title)
The Warrens of Virginia (1915) .... Blake
Young Romance (1915) .... Jack
The Girl of the Golden West (1915) .... Castro
The Circus Man (1914) .... Ernie Cronk
The Making of Bobby Burnit (1914)
The Squaw Man (1914) (uncredited) .... Bit Part
Safe in Jail (1913) .... 2nd Crook
Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913) .... Loyal Henchman
Toplitsky and Company (1913) .... Nosy Neighborhood Character
Their First Execution (1913) .... Short Prison Guard
That Ragtime Band (1913) .... Trumpet Player
... aka "The Jazz Band Leader" - USA (reissue title)
The New Conductor (1913) .... Undetermined Role
The Bangville Police (1913) .... Farm Hand (in vest)
... aka "Farce Comedy" - USA (subtitle)
A Life in the Balance (1913/I) .... Lead Arsonist
... aka "Crashing Through" - USA (reissue title)
Those Good Old Days (1913) (uncredited) .... Gentleman of the Court
A Strong Revenge (1913) .... Party Guest
... aka "The Rivals" - USA (reissue title)
The Rural Third Degree (1913) .... Cop
Oh, Those Eyes (1912)
Was Justice Served? (1909) (unconfirmed) .... Juror
Confidence (1909) (unconfirmed) .... In Bar
A Burglar's Mistake (1909) (unconfirmed) .... At Folsom's/Secretary
A Fool's Revenge (1909) (unconfirmed) .... At Court
Tragic Love (1909) (unconfirmed) .... A Detective/In Factory
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